Bathiaea rubriflora Drake
Brandzeia filicifolia is a deciduous tree growing up to 25 metres tall. The bole can be 60cm or more in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.
The plant's native habitat is under threat from habitat loss as a result of conversion of land for agriculture or firewood - the forests have become fragmented, experiencing a reduction of at least 30% over the last 30 years due to this human exploitation. The plant is fairly widespread and is not seen as being threatened at present, though the situation needs to be monitored. It is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
Africa - northern and western Madagascar.
Deciduous woodland at elevations up to 300 metres[
]. It is often found on limestone soils, but has also been recorded from sandy, basalt and gneiss soils[
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The whitish wood is hard. It is used for planks in house construction[
]. The wood is reddish[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe.
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